Enormous 9-Foot Alligator Bites South Carolina Woman Walking Her Dog

first_imgAn alligator, which was described to be roughly 9 feet long, was shortly captured after the attack near the woman’s home. Officials couldn’t confirm if this was the same alligator responsible for the woman’s injuries, however, they said it matched the woman’s description and it was euthanized by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said alligator attacks aren’t common occurrences in the area, however, authorities are warning residents to “be careful” at night when visibility isn’t great.“Though these type of incidents are infrequent, we urge Beaufort County residents and guests to be mindful of alligators and to please be careful when walking near ponds and lagoons—especially at night when visibility is limited. As of this afternoon, the injured woman remains hospitalized in Savannah,” the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “We extend our prayers and thoughts for her speedy recovery.”More on Geek.com:Sneaky Alligator Tries to Blend in With Homeowner’s Patio FurnitureGame Wardens Find Dead, Mutilated Alligator in Texas LakeFlorida Man Pries Alligator’s Jaws Open to Rescue Dog, Gets Bitten Georgia Man Catches Gigantic 14-Foot AlligatorHunters Catch ‘Monster’ 13-Foot Alligator in Mississippi River An alligator attacked a 68-year-old South Carolina woman while she was walking her dog on Monday night, according to officials with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.The alligator attack took place at approximately 10 p.m. EST in Sun City, South Carolina, Newsweek reported. The woman, who was walking her dog in an area between her yard and a neighbor’s yard near a pond, was bit by the massive reptile and sustained multiple bites to her hand, wrist, and leg, ABC News noted.Authorities did not disclose the severity of her injuries from the incident, however, an official from the Bluffton Township Fire District, who also responded to the attack, said her wounds were “life-changing.”“Unfortunately, we did find an adult patient that had engaged in some capacity with a gator,” Captain Lee Levesque told WTOC. “While we wouldn’t say they were life-threatening injuries, they were certainly life-changing.”The woman was transported to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia, for treatment.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more